On January 18, 1535, Francisco Pizarro, conqueror of Peru, founded the City of Kings (Lima), on land that had belonged to the chief Taulichusco. Such as it should after each Spanish foundation proceeded to deliver the best land among men and Pizarro confidence among those who had shown greatcourage and prowess in battle.
Captain Segovia, Jeronimo de Aliaga Ramirez was awarded a neighboring lot to the same house of Pizarro (now Government Palace) shows the high regard in which Pizarro had for him. That same year, 1535, the captain of Aliaga began to build the mansion that would serve as home to their descendants. From then until now these have continued to inhabit the same house thus becoming the oldest house in the southern hemisphere which is still inhabited by the same family.
Understandably transformed by earthquakes and changes in fashion, the mansion has served almost 5 centuries. It has therefore the same age as the city of Lima. Its historical values derived mainly from three aspects: the first one of the original houses of Lima, have belonged to one of the co founders of the city and conqueror of Peru and being inhabited by the descendants of the conqueror to date, unique in America. Their artistic value is clear from the beauty of its interior space of the poetic and evocative of their original environments and distribution of their environment, forming several levels.
Traveling through the beautiful rooms of this mansion one can perceive the history of colonial and republican Lima.